My radio career began at KIEE-FM in Harrisonville, Missouri which later became KCFX in Kansas City. I worked there for four years before landing a position at WTAD and KHQA-TV here in Quincy doing a radio show and play-by-play sports. After doing TV sports for KHQA, I worked for both WTAD and WQCY-FM (99Q). I joined WGEM as Operations Manager and then returned to WTAD as General Manager. In 2001, I joined Y101. I have been fortunate enough to win six Silver Dome Awards from the Illinois Broadcasters Association, including five for best Play-By-Play and one for Best Radio Show Entertainer. I also began the annual Teddy Bear Clinic for Kids at Blessing Hospital in 1989 and am co-founder (1986) of the annual St. Patrick’s Parade. My favorite music is the blues. The New York Yankees, Kansas City Royals, Kansas City Chiefs, and St. Louis Blues are my favorite teams. I played baseball for 24 years and my claim to fame is a double off of Rick Sutcliffe when we both played in Kansas City. Years later, I am still doing what I love.
Culver-Stockton Theatre Department Presents ‘The Blind’
The Culver-Stockton College Department of Theatre will present its next mainstage production, “The Blind,” in a virtual format beginning at 7:30 p.m. tonight .
Huge Indoor Sale For Special Olympics is This Saturday
The Quincy Police Department will be holding their 11th annual sale to benefit Special Olympics Illinois this Saturday, October 24th at the Microtel Inn and Suites
The ‘Earthquake’ World Series Included a Camp Point Native
I remember it vividly. Al Michaels and Tim McCarver were broadcasting Game Three of the 1989 World Series between the Oakland A's and the San Francisco Giants when all of a sudden an earthquake happened.
Crime Stoppers to Hold a Virtual Quarter-Madness Event
The Quincy Regional Crime Stoppers are holding a virtual Quarter-Madness event this Thursday.
Quincy Boat Club Purchases The Pier Restaurant Building
What was once known as The Pier Restaurant is now known as The Quincy Boat Club.
‘Chickenman’ Dave Comer Left Us Two Years Ago Today
My good friend Dave Comer lost the battle to cancer two years ago today when he finally wore out at the age of 69.
Culver-Stockton College Receives Donation From First Bankers Trust
First Bankers Trust Company, N.A., which has banking facilities in six west-central Illinois communities, recently presented a check for $5,000 to Dr. Douglas B. Palmer, president of Culver-Stockton College.
Quincy Elks Lodge #100 Donates $2,500 to Salvation Army
Knowing the need to help community members is so great is what spurred Quincy Elks Lodge #100 to request an Elks National Foundation grant which they received.
Kiwanis Needs Donations to Make Masks For Schools
The community is invited to help Kiwanis members cut, sew, and package masks between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. that day at the Quincy Mall Community Room.
The Bombed U.S.S. Cole Was Named After a Local Man’s Uncle
There is a local tie to the U.S.S. Cole in that Sergeant Darrell S. Cole was the great uncle of Rick Cole, the long-time and now former owner of the Pier Restaurant in Quincy.